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MICHAEL COCKERILL 10:00pm Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes he's at the biggest and best club in the A-League.
DOMINIC BOSSI 6:23pm Central Coast Mariners have made two long-term commitments to their football department by re-signing coach Phil Moss for three years while unveiling the A-League's first scouting network
Steve Larkin 3:15pm Ageing playmaker Mark Bresciano has been summoned into the Socceroos squad in the clearest signal yet he wants to extend his career into next year's Asian Cup.
6:43pm Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.
1:46pm Phil Moss will remain head coach at Central Coast Mariners until the end of the 2017 A-League season after agreeing to a contract extension.
DOMINIC BOSSI 11:59pm Western Sydney Wanderers will be without striker Tomi Juric for their Asian Champions League semi-final against FCC Seoul due to suspension.
10:44am Veteran playmaker Mark Bresciano will replace injured Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis for friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia.
Steve Larkin 2:38pm Veteran Mark Bresciano has been summoned into the Socceroos squad for two friendlies next month, replacing injured Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis.
Liam FitzGibbon 3:35am Belgium have named a strong squad featuring 11 English Premier League players to face the Socceroos next week.
12:39am England manager Roy Hodgson has announced Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as the new England captain, succeeding Liverpool's Steven Gerrard who retired from international duty in July.
Italian World Cup winner and former Sydney FC player Alessandro Del Piero was set to be unveiled as the Indian Super League's (ISL) latest marquee signing on Thursday as organisers spoke of sparking a football revolution in the cricket-mad country.
Melbourne Victory have locked in Mark Milligan as the club's Australian marquee for the next three seasons.
Ben McKay Melbourne Victory A-League captain Mark Milligan has signed a three-year deal to become the club's Australian marquee player.
Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shootout and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steau Bucharest.
Tom Hayward Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier Leyton Orient respectively in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken tibia, manager Arsene Wenger revealed.
Alexis Sanchez's first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.
Sixteen months after apparently settling for a quiet life with his family in Cornwall, 65-year-old Neil Warnock returned to football management with one of his many former clubs, Crystal Palace, on Wednesday.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney Wanderers have made it though to the Asian Champions League semi-finals, knocking out title holder Guangzhou Evergrande.
Western Sydney Wanderers battle through to ACL semi-finals after away goals win over Guangzhou Evergrande
DOMINIC BOSSI Football isn't a game to extract justice. Just ask Guangzhou Evergrande. The wealthiest club in Asia will cry poor and feel robbed but ultimately they were let down by themselves over the course of a tie where everything conspired against them.
Argentine midfielder Angel di Maria has claimed he never asked to leave Real Madrid after sealing his British transfer record move to Manchester United.
DOMINIC BOSSI Football Federation Australia will prohibit clubs from streaming FFA Cup games online regardless of whether their respective matches will be broadcast live or on delay on the pay TV network.
Carl Valeri's homecoming against Tuggeranong United will be special, says former Socceroo Craig Moore
Nathan Beuman Former Socceroos captain Craig Moore said Canberra fans would be torn about who to cheer in the FFA Cup.
Australian defender Jason Davidson provided the face-saving matchwinner for West Bromwich Albion as they prevailed 7-6 on penalties against Oxford to reach the third round of the League Cup.
Paul Hayward The way this is going, social services are going to meet on Merseyside to discuss the Mario Balotelli conundrum.
HENRY WINTER Far from being a luxury signing, the arrival of Di Maria should be applauded here, writes Henry Winter.
LONDON, Aug 26 AFP - Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of STG59.7 million ($A108.97 million), the English Premiership club announced on Tuesday.
Celtic's second attempt at qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League ended in failure as a Marcos Tavares goal handed NK Maribor a 1-0 win to earn the Slovenian side a 2-1 aggregate win in their play-off match.
Manchester United sank to new depths on Tuesday when they crashed out of the Capital One Cup in the second round following a 4-0 defeat at third-division Milton Keynes Dons.
England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps.
Manchester United hopes to seal a £60 million ($107 million) record transfer for Angel Di Maria by Wednesday.
HENRY WINTER Stevan Jovetic, who has taken time to settle in English football, reminded the Premier League of his class with two well-taken goals and also reminded everyone of Manchester City’s strength in depth.
JON TUXWORTH Next year's Asian Cup will leave a legacy for Canberra soccer after it was confirmed Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will feature in $650,000 worth of upgrades to venues in all five host cities.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic denies any heat in their do-or-die Asian Champions League (ACL) quarter-final against Guangzhou Evergrande will be fuelled by the controversy of their last match.
Leading Australian neurologist Dr Paul McCrory has joined forces with medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organisations to look at better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney are braced for a hostile reception at their quarter-final second leg against Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday.
Manchester City have hailed the tenacity of Stevan Jovetic as he put in the best performance in the club's colours during their 3-1 win over Liverpool.
Mark Ogden Manchester United hopes to seal a £60 million ($106.7 million) record transfer for Angel Di Maria by Wednesday.
DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers are fearless in Guangzhou as midfielder Mateo Poljak begins the mind games by heaping the pressure on the wounded Evergrande ahead of their quarter final second leg clash.